On Wednesday, April 18, in preparation for Earth Day, The Darien Chamber of Commerce will host it’s annual “Going For Green” event sponsored by Darien Bank & Trust. The event will be hosted by Nielsen’s Florist and Garden Shop in the Conservatory.
The Darien Chamber will award The Nielsen Company the 2018 Green Choice award for their large scale project completed this year at 6 Thorndal Circle. The Nielsen Company recently installed a 129 kW solar array on this building. Over the useful life of the panels, which is estimated to be greater than 20 years, the 6 Thorndal Circle project will produce 4,622,715 kWh, which equates taking 736 cars off the road for a year. In conjunction with the solar project, a new roof with increased insulation was installed to reduce heat loss from the roof of the building. In addition, the Nielsen Company is just completing installing 100% LED lighting in the building along with occupancy sensors to further reduce energy demand. All light fixtures will be connected to controls to reduce energy output especially in the unoccupied hours. A portion of this project was financed through C-PACE financing. C-PACE financing is a special type of funding for energy saving and renewable energy projects introduced to us by our tenant, Greenworks Lending, and supported by the Town of Darien. These projects show the commitment The Nielsen Company has towards shrinking our carbon footprint.